Xenophobic paralysis

The Department of Homeland Security (sic) is working overtime to bring in nine million new Democratic voters by the 2016 elections.

Sources at the Department of Homeland Security report to PJ Media that the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services is reallocating significant resources to sending letters to all 9,000,000 green card holders urging them to naturalize prior to the 2016 election. (J. Chrisitan Adams, PJMedia)

As a Weekly Standard article points out, this is the Obama administration’s idea of “effectively and sensibly enforcing our nation’s immigration laws.”

The Orwellian double-speak is right out of Alice’s encounter with Humpty Dumpty.

'When I use a word,' Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, 'it means just what I choose it to mean -- neither more nor less.'

'The question is,' said Alice, 'whether you can make words mean so many different things.'

'The question is,' said Humpty Dumpty, 'which is to be master -- that's all.'

Except in this case we are dealing with a power-savvy POTUS with the conviction that his version of social justice justifies all manner of subterfuge.  Moreover, this is not really being unscrupulous.  This is pursuing a higher form of justice.

Opposition in Congress has been paralyzed by fear of being portrayed as xenophobic racists.

Tired of being portrayed by the media as racist xenophobes, many Republican politicians run scared from the issue of limiting illegal immigration… The immigration issue terrifies Republicans. All they hear in the media is that they're setting themselves up to "lose the Hispanic vote" unless they back progressive immigration "reforms" that keep the border open and legalize millions of illegals.

But as the above quote from Investors Business Daily goes on to point out:

Xenophobia? Hardly. It has a major economic impact. A study by Harvard economist George Borjas, for instance, found that the high immigration rates from 1980 to 2000 cut low-skilled workers' wages by 7.4%.

And that is just from 1980 to 2000.  The damage done since then?  According to another recent Investors Business Daily article, family incomes are now 5% below pre-recession levels.

Charity begins at home?  Evidently not for Obama.  If actions speak louder than words, then President Obama sees himself as the Premier World Statesman and not just president of a deeply flawed United States.  If this means world interests must come before parochial national interests, so be it.  Evidently charity begins abroad, and bestowing citizenship accordingly is social justice – even if the sons and daughters and loved ones of those we honor on Memorial Day have to move over and take a cut in pay.

The Department of Homeland Security (sic) is working overtime to bring in nine million new Democratic voters by the 2016 elections.

Sources at the Department of Homeland Security report to PJ Media that the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services is reallocating significant resources to sending letters to all 9,000,000 green card holders urging them to naturalize prior to the 2016 election. (J. Chrisitan Adams, PJMedia)

As a Weekly Standard article points out, this is the Obama administration’s idea of “effectively and sensibly enforcing our nation’s immigration laws.”

The Orwellian double-speak is right out of Alice’s encounter with Humpty Dumpty.

'When I use a word,' Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, 'it means just what I choose it to mean -- neither more nor less.'

'The question is,' said Alice, 'whether you can make words mean so many different things.'

'The question is,' said Humpty Dumpty, 'which is to be master -- that's all.'

Except in this case we are dealing with a power-savvy POTUS with the conviction that his version of social justice justifies all manner of subterfuge.  Moreover, this is not really being unscrupulous.  This is pursuing a higher form of justice.

Opposition in Congress has been paralyzed by fear of being portrayed as xenophobic racists.

Tired of being portrayed by the media as racist xenophobes, many Republican politicians run scared from the issue of limiting illegal immigration… The immigration issue terrifies Republicans. All they hear in the media is that they're setting themselves up to "lose the Hispanic vote" unless they back progressive immigration "reforms" that keep the border open and legalize millions of illegals.

But as the above quote from Investors Business Daily goes on to point out:

Xenophobia? Hardly. It has a major economic impact. A study by Harvard economist George Borjas, for instance, found that the high immigration rates from 1980 to 2000 cut low-skilled workers' wages by 7.4%.

And that is just from 1980 to 2000.  The damage done since then?  According to another recent Investors Business Daily article, family incomes are now 5% below pre-recession levels.

Charity begins at home?  Evidently not for Obama.  If actions speak louder than words, then President Obama sees himself as the Premier World Statesman and not just president of a deeply flawed United States.  If this means world interests must come before parochial national interests, so be it.  Evidently charity begins abroad, and bestowing citizenship accordingly is social justice – even if the sons and daughters and loved ones of those we honor on Memorial Day have to move over and take a cut in pay.